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SRDP Chemical Engineer


Belle Glade, FL, US

Req ID:  36845
Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



The SRDP (Sugar Rotational Development Program) Mechanical / Industrial Engineering Track is a unique opportunity for the right college graduates to gain professional experience in the Sugar Industry.  We have experienced professional management to lead you in developing your skills and practical knowledge in your field. The SRDP is based largely upon an experiential approach to learning and development where the majority of participant development originates from on-the-job assignments. On-the-job learning is supplemented with targeted training opportunities and mentoring/coaching, primarily by the participant’s direct manager and various subject-matter-experts. Your opportunity to in a growth-oriented sugar business, will not be surpassed anywhere. 



  • Receive a general overview of the manufacturing operations
  • Work alongside Shift Supervisor(s), Mill Process and/or Production Supervisor(s)
  • Review technical reports (Daily, Weekly, Monthly Energy/Water) 
  • Gain knowledge of Plant Maintenance and SAP
  • Mill Fabrication Process
  • Work with mill lab samples and reports pertaining to mill fabrication
  • Available to work rotating shifts (7am – 3pm, 3pm -11pm and 11pm – 7am) and/or weekends
  • Be able to physically work in an industrial / farming environment



  • Minimum of 0 – 1 years of experience
  • Prior related internship experience preferred
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or production environment preferred
  • Understanding of Safety and Quality standards
  • Be legally eligible for employment in the United States without sponsorship



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering - Industrial or Mechanical from an accredited college/university required.
  • GPA 2.5 or higher




Core Competencies:

    • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making – Identifies and understands trends and/or issues; connects data points through analysis to arrive at a logical conclusion.
    • Business & Financial Acumen – Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of our organization; interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better corporate decisions.
    • Effective Communication – Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner by tailoring one's message to fit the interests and needs of the audience.
    • Customer Orientation – Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times.  Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and customers to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
    • Establishes Trust – Gaining the confidence and faith of others by actions and words that promote being honest, forthcoming, integrious and vulnerable.
    • Problem-Solving – Anticipates, evaluates, diagnoses, and resolves problems in a systematic and fact-based manner.
    • Results Orientation & Accountability – Takes accountability, identifies, executes and drives actions to consistently achieve desired results.
    • Teamwork & Collaboration – Creates a climate that fosters commitment to a common vision and shared values that promote cooperation and working together through trust and support of others.
    • Adaptability/Flexibility – Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people.
    • Continuous Improvement – Establishes methods and utilizes specialized techniques to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes.
    • Self-Development – Seeks feedback on one’s strengths and weaknesses and initiates activities to increase or enhance their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in order to perform more effectively or enhance their career.




We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.